Learning Begins At Birth

When you talk, read, and sing with your child—even before she can use words—you’re building her brain and helping to prepare her for success in school and in life.

But it may not always be easy to talk to babies, especially when they can’t talk back. To help, we’ve pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, and sing with your child every day.

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New: Highlights Early Math Guide

Did you know that you can easily help your little one learn math skills?

Children’s brains are ready to understand number concepts from a very early age. If you use math words in everyday conversations with your toddlers and preschoolers, they’ll do better in math and reading when they reach elementary school.

In this guide, you’ll find fun and easy math activities that you and your child can do anywhere, from driving in your car or shopping for groceries, to doing laundry or setting the table. Read the tips, listen to them read aloud, or watch them as videos!

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Featured Resources

Check out our resources for simple tips and ideas on talking, reading and singing with young children during everyday moments.

Let’s Talk about Art!

Imagination develops early in life, laying the foundation for a lifetime of creativity. Here are fun, everyday ways to encourage children to get creative and boost their early brain and language development through art.

Video: Everyday Fun with Science

Learn about fun activities designed to support your young child's growing knowledge of science.

Small Children Have Big Feelings: Social-Emotional Resources

When you talk, read, and sing with your child, you build their brain and help them develop the social-emotional skills they need to succeed. Check out these tips for understanding and managing your child’s behavior, and taking care of yourself during the challenging moments, too!

Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!

From bath time to meal time, check out our tips for incorporating talking, reading, and singing into your everyday routine.

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